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Has anyone installed a wastegate on a 1995 powerstroke that didn't come with one? Is it not possible or if so, how difficult/easy was it.
 

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As I understand the way it works on 99's and earlier, it dumps the Exhaust gases before they go through the turbo thus reducing EGT's? I was just curious because my mechanic mentioned maybe figuring out how to install one on my rebuilt 7.3 to help control EGT's while towing.
 

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It's just going to limit your boost which really isn't needed on an OBS. If EGTs are getting out of hand, you need to open up the exhaust, intercool it, and/or back out of the throttle. There was an ATS Turbo replacement available a long time ago that had a wastegate. Cheers!
 

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Thanks all. I decided not to try it. What brought all this up was yesterday I picked up my truck after having a complete rebuild 7.3 done. I drove it up a 10 mile mountain grade that had a speed limit of 45 and a lot of 35 and I was noticing my EGT's were climbing up to the 800-850 range in third gear and would drop when I shifted down but RPM's were at 2200-2500. But a little while ago I realized I had a brain fart because I forgot I have a Edge programmer that I took out when the engine was being built so I need to reinstall it today and it should take care of my EGT problem just like it did before the rebuild. Being 70 I'm surprised I remembered the Edge so quickly.
 

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It's just going to limit your boost which really isn't needed on an OBS. If EGTs are getting out of hand, you need to open up the exhaust, intercool it, and/or back out of the throttle. There was an ATS Turbo replacement available a long time ago that had a wastegate. Cheers!
I do have a after market Banks inner cooler,3" DP and 4" turbo back cat delete, and just installed a WW2 in the turbo.
 

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If you tow a lot, the intercooler would be helpful in the mountains. However, it isn't necessary if you are willing to control the gearbox and your speed.

I use my '96 for towing a 26-foot travel trailer around the country, and when I see EGTs getting into the 1200F range, I simply downshift and/or reduce speed to keep it from rising into the danger territory of 1300F plus.

An intercooler would allow me to go faster in a higher gear with safe EGTs. But I don't care about doing that, so I've been happy these past 24 years with my trusty ole F250 just the way she was made; plus a few vanity mods, of course.
 
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